BHADERWAH — At least eight persons including four Sarpanchs and a government teacher were booked in Bhaderwah for staging a protest to demand road connectivity to their respective villages during a visit of Farooq Khan, advisor to LG Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday.
An official said that they have been booked under Epidemic Disease Act 1997 for violating COVID-19 restrictions imposed in the district.
He said that several locals of various panchayats of Bhaderwah had assembled on Bhaderwah-Pul Doda road and blocked the road, demanding road connectivity to their panchayats.
The locals and sarpanchs have been booked under FIR NO. 118/2021 U/S 188 IPC,51 DM Act 2005 R/W Sec-3 Epidemic Disease Act 1997 for blocking the road at Kulshari near Petrol pump when Farooq Khan, advisor to LG was on way to Bhaderwah on a visit to address public issues. (KNO)